Houdini died on Halloween from a ruptured appendix caused by a surprise punch to the stomach. It is believed that this was done on purpose because of his disdain for the spiritualist movement. Ironically, the suspected person that ordered the hit was none other than Sr. Arthur Connon Doyle. His wife was one of the most well-known Spiritualist and the target of Harry Houdini.
Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Atria; 1st Atria Books edition (October 31, 2006)